New Public Art Premieres On The Outer Harbor

Sculptures make first appearance in america

Matt Moran
June 21, 2018 - 4:32 pm

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery revealed world-famous artist Robert Indiana's Numbers One through Zeo sculptures at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.  The 10 eight-foot-high steel sculptures, weighing close to 2,000 pounds apiece, are at Wilkeson Pointe.

Joe Lin-Hall is the Deputy Director of Albright Knox, he says the art represents Buffalo perfectly. 

"They reference through their very material Buffalo's proud heritage but also the city's and Western New York's revitalization and growing dynamism," Lin-Hall said.

The artist Indiana, who also designed the Love Statue outside the Albright Knox Gallery, created Numbers One through Zeroas a way to represent the circle of life. 

The sculptures have been around the world and are making their first U.S. appearance in Buffalo. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz thinks they ae a perfect fit for the area.

"I can't think of a better example of public art than what we have here today because of not only the thought provokingness of this one through zero but also Robert Indiana's work," Excutive Poloncarz said.

The sculptures will be on display until October 2019.

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